Susan was born in East Ham and trained at Central and the Laban Centre for Dance. While at school she was a regular visitor to Joan Littlewood's Stratford East and later appeared there in A Night in Tunisia.
Theatre credits include The Crucible and Les Liaisons Dangereuses for the RSC, the National Theatre productions of Vincent in Brixton and Noises Off, Dancing at Lughnasa at the Torch Theatre, Tell Me for Manchester Contact, The Price for the English Theatre of Hamburg, The Last Yankee at the Duke of York’s as well as work at The Gate, The Lyric Hammersmith, Theatre Clwyd and Bolton Octagon. Her Shakespeare roles range from Regan and Lady Macbeth to Viola and Juliet.
Susan enjoys new writing, and appeared in the verbatim piece Talking Dirty in the Royal Courts Rough Cut Season. She was a member of the Women's Theatre Group (now Sphinx) commissioning and premiering new work by Donna Frances-Child, Bryony Lavery and Clare MacIntyre and appearing in New Anatomies by Timberlake Wertenbaker, at the Edinburgh Festival, She also worked on number of Genesis projects for the Young Vic.
Her TV credits include Hannah More for HTV, The Bill, London Bridge, Grange Hill, Who Me?, The Healing Arts and Jackanory for the BBC. Radio work includes Friend to Friend for BBC Radio 4. Susan is a highly experienced role player and has worked for many years for local authorities, businesses and the London teaching hospitals.
She has always been interested in dance - modern, tap and Scottish - and particularly enjoyed playing the back legs of a tap-dancing camel (as well as Maid Marion) in Robin Hood and His Merrie Band.
Susan was a long standing member of the Equity Women's Committee, working for better career opportunities as well as promoting the professional aspirations and talents of Equity's women members.